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Virginia Department of Health Professions

About DHP

An Executive Branch agency in the Health and Human Resources Secretariat, DHP is composed of Virginia's 13 health regulatory boards, the Board of Health Professions, the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program. DHP licenses and regulates over 380,000 healthcare practitioners across 62 professions. The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

Dr. David E. Brown, D.C., Director of Virginia Department of Health Professions

Our Director

David E. Brown, D.C.

David E. Brown, D.C. was appointed in 2014 by Governor Terry McAuliffe and reappointed in 2018 by Governor Ralph Northam as the Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

Dr. Brown is a former member of the Virginia Board of Medicine and served as Mayor of the City of Charlottesville between 2004 and 2008.  A native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977, and received his chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in 1981.